Launching The Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast

Launching The Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast

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by Alex Tabarrok
     
 

Unemployment, fear, and fitful growth tell us that the economy is stagnating. The recession, however, is just the tip of iceberg. We have deeper problems. Most importantly, the rate of innovation is down. Patents, which were designed to promote the progress of science and the useful arts, have instead become weapons in a war for competitive advantage with innovation…  See more details below

Overview

Unemployment, fear, and fitful growth tell us that the economy is stagnating. The recession, however, is just the tip of iceberg. We have deeper problems. Most importantly, the rate of innovation is down. Patents, which were designed to promote the progress of science and the useful arts, have instead become weapons in a war for competitive advantage with innovation as collateral damage. College, once a foundation for innovation, has been oversold. We have more students in college than ever before, for example, but fewer science majors. Regulations, passed with the best of intentions, have spread like kudzu and now impede progress to everyone's detriment. "Launching the Innovation Renaissance" is a fast-paced look at the levers of innovation policy that explains why innovation has slowed and how we can accelerate innovation and quickly build a 21st-century economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013524194
Publisher:
TED Conferences, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
TED Books , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
662,949
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Alex Tabarrok is an economics professor at George Mason University. He is also the research director for The Independent Institute and a research fellow with the Mercatus Center and the author or editor of a number of books including the introductory economics textbooks, "Modern Principles." He blogs regularly at marginalrevolution.com

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